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first_imgPHYSICSStudies of non-hydrodynamic processes in inertial confinement fusion implosions on OMEGA and the National Ignition FacilityHans Rinderknecht Fat is the key to emulsions like mayonnaise. So how do you make them low-fat but still creamy? Read more … CHEMISTRYCarbon nanofibers’ flammability and explosionJiaqi Zhang Drug abuse recovery requires a social network. But how you interact with the network matters. Read more … Life is stressful for plants. It turns out that extra-small proteins help them chill. Read more … SOCIAL SCIENCEThe “discovery” of the Pacific: International relationships within the Spanish oceanic continentDavid Manzano Cosano Ever wonder how biologists use RNA sequencing from cytoplasm to decode a cell’s stress response? Or how about how astronomers use heterodyne arrays with superconducting mixers to observe the birth of stars? Rather than reading a paper about it, why not watch a dance? A ballet and a modern dance on those very topics have made it into the finals of this year’s “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest.It was a tight race among this year’s 21 Ph.D. dance submissions. The previous winners of the contest scored each of them on their scientific and artistic merits, and these 12 finalists made the cut. Now it’s a dance-off between the sciences, including a tango based on robot collision avoidance, an acrobatic spectacle based on soil ecology, and, in one of the most meta Ph.D. dances ever, a hip-hop dance about the anthropology of hip-hop.A panel of esteemed scientists, artists, and educators are judging the finalists now to choose the winners.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The winners—and audience favorite—will be announced on 3 November.CHEMISTRYHigh pressure homogenisation for emulsions fat reductionSaioa Alvarez How can you build a motor so small that it runs inside a cell? Read more … In the scramble among European empires to colonize the Pacific Ocean, science played a key role. Read more … PHYSICSTime-critical cooperative path following of multiple multirotors UAVsVenanzio Cichella SOCIAL SCIENCEPerforming difference and diversity through embodiment and narrative: An ethnography of hip hop dancers in New York, Osaka, and PerthLucas Marie A heart attack not only scars your heart. It actually scars your genome. Read more … BIOLOGYEpigenetics of cardiac ischemia-reperfusion-injuryIna Kirmescenter_img SOCIAL SCIENCEPeer support groups for substance misuse: Understanding engagement with the groupAlina Sotskova Stars are being born throughout the galaxy, but observing them through their soupy clouds is tricky. Read more … Tornadoes may not be 100% bad after all, at least for tree reproduction. Read more … BIOLOGYAlterations to plant-soil feedbacks after severe tornado disturbanceUma Nagendra Carbon nanofibers don’t tend to explode. That is, until iron gets involved. Read more … Dancing close to other people is easy for humans, very hard for robots. Read more … PHYSICSHeterodyne arrays for terahertz astronomyJenna Kloosterman Get small atoms hot and crowded enough and you get fusion. But atoms behave strangely. Read more … CHEMISTRYPeptide in motionClaudia Poloni BIOLOGYUnravelling the biological role of novel, stress-induced peptides in Arabidopsis thalianaPatrizia Tavormina What is hip hop culture? How is it evolving in different contexts around the world? Read more …last_img read more

first_imgOdisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal on Wednesday won the Patkura Assembly constituency by defeating the BJP. The Congress finished third in the election held on July 20.BJD nominee Sabitri Agarwalla defeated BJP’s Bijoy Mohapatra by 17,920 votes. Ms. Agarwalla bagged 96,017 votes, while Mr. Mohapatra got 78,097 votes and lost yet another battle to enter the State Assembly for another term. Jayanta Mohanty of the Congress secured only 2,104 votes by the end of last round of counting of votes. Mr. Mohapatra, who won from Patkura four times – 1980, 1985, 1990 and 1995, was a member of Biju Patnaik’s Council of Ministers in his last term. Although he was a founder-member of the BJD, Mr. Mohapatra failed to contest the 2000 polls when the party cancelled his ticket at the last minute. He lost all elections in subsequent years. In 2001, he formed the Odisha Gana Parishad, which he later merged with the Nationalist Congress Party. He joined the BJP when the NCP turned an ally of the BJD before the 2009 polls. Often referred as Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik’s bête noire, Mr. Mohapatra quit the BJP in November last, but returned to the party again before this year’s general election.Polling in Patkura, which was initially scheduled for April 29 as part of the simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, was first adjourned due to the death of the Biju Janata Dal nominee – Ms. Agarwalla’s husband Bed Prakash Agarwalla.The Election Commission of India then fixed May 19 as the next date of polling, but it was postponed again due to Cyclone Fani that hit the State’s coast on May 3.The seat witnessed high-voltage campaigning, with senior leaders from the three major parties holding meetings to woo the voters. Mr. Patnaik also campaigned for Ms. Agarwalla for a day apart from a majority of his Ministers and party MLAs.last_img read more

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “I think he did a great job to make that step,” Divac said. “But moving forward, I just felt like we had to go a different direction. It’s been three years and we made some progress. This year was a good season but I think we could do more, especially after All-Star break.”Divac said he had been contemplating the decision to change coaches for a while and ultimately made it after the team stumbled to the finish with a 9-16 record after the All-Star break. The poor stretch run left Sacramento with a 39-43 record, nine games out of a playoff spot after being tied for the eighth spot in the West heading into the final game before the break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Kings had their most wins since having a 44-38 record in coach Rick Adelman’s final season in 2005-06. That ended a run of eight straight playoff berths and Sacramento hasn’t been back to the postseason since for the NBA’s longest active drought.“After the All-Star break, I felt very confident we’d be in the race and we were in the race,” Divac said. “Unfortunately, we fell short.” SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss FILE – In this April 7, 2019, file photo, Sacramento Kings head coach David Joerger, right, reacts to a call as referee Leroy Richardson runs down court during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Sacramento, Calif. The Sacramento Kings have fired coach Dave Joerger after three losing seasons. The team announced the decision Thursday, April 11, 2019, one day after finishing its 13th straight losing season _ the NBA’s longest active playoff drought.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, California— Sacramento’s best season in 13 years wasn’t enough to save coach Dave Joerger’s job.General manager Vlade Divac fired Joerger on Thursday after he helped develop the young Kings into playoff contenders before ultimately falling short in the franchise’s 13th straight losing season.ADVERTISEMENT “The next level is to be a team that is going to be a playoff team and down the road a contender,” Divac said. “I think our kids are very talented. We have to believe in them and give them a chance to take advantage of their work and talent.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew No rest for the weary Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Divac made the move official just hours after he was given an extension through the 2022-23 season by owner Vivek Ranadivé. Divac took over as GM before the 2015-16 season and helped bring in some of the key pieces that have led to the improvement this year, including guards Buddy Hield and De’Aaron Fox and big men Marvin Bagley III, Willie Cauley-Stein and Harry Giles.Divac also made a trade this season to acquire forward Harrison Barnes from Dallas in hopes of making a playoff push but the team faltered down the stretch.“Vlade has been vital to what we are building here and I am so pleased to announce his extension,” Ranadivé said. “Throughout his entire career, Vlade is someone who has always made those around him better, both on and off the court. I look forward to our bright future ahead.”Joerger was the ninth coach since Adelman was fired in 2006 with none able to post a winning record or a playoff berth. In fact, since moving to Sacramento before the 1985-86 season, the only winning seasons for the Kings came in Adelman’s eight seasons at the helm highlighted by a trip to the Western Conference final in 2002.Divac is now counting on coach No. 10 being the one that can get the team back to the level it had under Adelman, when the Kings were a contender for several years and played an entertaining brand of basketball.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View commentslast_img read more

first_imgCoimbatore, Mar 24 (PTI) A court today sentenced a 21-year -old youth to life imprisonment for murdering his two-month pregnant wife in 2014.Mahila Court judge G Raja awarded life imprisonment to Mehboob Ali and also imposed on him a fine of Rs 5,000.According to the prosecution, Ali and his wife Neema, both 19-year-old then, had fallen in love and got married in September 2014 at Kalimpong in West Bengal despite opposition from their families and then shifted to the city.They had frequent quarrels and at one stage Ali had sought divorce from her.On December 30, 2014, Ali called Neema to the sport showroom at Variety Hall Road, where he was working and took her to the terrace, where he stabbed her before strangulating her to death.Later, he informed his relatives about the murder, police said. PTI NVM ROH BN ZMN KKlast_img read more

first_imgMoses Malone (with basketball) outplayed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the 1983 finals as his 76ers swept Jabbar’s Lakers.Named MVP of the Finals, Malone’s fellow starters included team captain leader Julius “Dr J.” Erving at small forward, Mark Iavaroni at power forward, and the backcourt tandem of Maurice Cheeks (point guard) and Andrew Toney (shooting guard). Malone was acquired from the Houston Rockets for a draft pick and a sign-and-trade of Caldwell Jones, who played Center for the Sixers along with Darryl Dawkins prior to Malone’s arrival. The Sixers had traded Dawkins to the then-New Jersey Nets during the offseason.Malone immediately fit in, helping the Sixers to a dominant 65-17 regular season, in which he was named the league’s MVP. Erving, in turn, was MVP of the All-Star Game. Prior to his MVP-winning performance in the Finals, Malone famously predicted how the series would go for the Sixers: “Fo-fo-fo,” i.e., four-four-four, meaning the Sixers would sweep all three best-of-seven series en route to the title. He was close: The Sixers swept the New York Knicks 4-0 in the opening round, but took five games to dispatch the Milwaukee Bucks in the second. Then, they dominated their longstanding rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers, 4-0, to win the championship.The Chairman and the Doctor: Moses Malone (L) with Julius “Dr. J” Erving during their glorious 1982-83 season.The 1982-83 Sixers were a dynasty in the making, but it was not to be. The arrival of Dennis Johnson to the Boston Celtics, along with the development of then-youngsters Larry Bird and Kevin McHale into bona fide superstars, catapulted the Boston Celtics into remaining the true Beast of the East for the rest of the decade.That great Sixers team went out not with a bang but with a whimper, slowly fading back into mediocrity, with its aging stars fading away.Malone played a dozen more seasons, culminating with a year in 1995 in San Antonio, where he helped mentor David Robinson – who emerged into a superstar in his own right.Ironically, Caldwell Jones and Darryl Dawkins, like Malone, both died within the past year, also far too young. The details are still a bit murky, but the basketball world was stunned on the morning of September 13 to learn about the sudden passing of one of its greatest players ever, Moses Malone, at age 60.Even as he was named one of the 50 Greatest NBA Players of All Time, Malone in some ways remains underrated. Though a couple of inches short of 7 feet, Malone was a wide-bodied center who, like Wes Unseld, often established his presence in the paint and dominated players several inches taller.The “Chairman of the Boards,” as Malone was known, for his unparalleled rebounding prowess, in 1983 brought the Philadelphia 76ers its second championship ever – the first coming in 1967 to a squad led by the great Wilt Chamberlain, only one of two NBA centers ever (the other being Bill Russell) who, in this writer’s opinion, could legitimately be ranked higher than Malone. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgIndian captain Virat Kohli is currently having some time away from cricket after a draining Indian Premier League (IPL) season. His IPL campaign finished a week before the finals after RCB’s league stage exit but some experts expressed concern around his workload as player and captain – as to whether he can retain peak physical and mental fitness at the upcoming World Cup.Former New Zealand cricketer and commentator Danny Morrison wanted captain Kohli to take a backseat during IPL and let batsman Kohli wield his magic. “I would have liked to have Virat relax his captaincy in IPL, just focus on his batting, have a breather, have some downtime. When you are captaining everything, it has to impact you. I think am not alone and other former players who have seen the IPL closely, am saying what some colleagues of mine have said that Virat should have rested in IPL,” he tells India Today.In the contrary, a number of Indian cricketers, including Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma, said IPL provided them with much needed match practise ahead of the World CupBesides, the stakes are high when it comes to big ticket Indian cricketer’s participation in IPL. But Morrison insists with the pressures Indian captaincy throws up, giving away the captaincy in IPL would have helped.”By his own admission Virat wants to break some of Tendulkar’s records and he has the kind of focus and drive one should have. He is all about that not only as a cricketer but as a person.advertisementAnd I know in terms of stardom, Virat is powerful. Turn every corner and there is Virat, on every billboard, TV commercial but you want to last, you want to survive,” he said.Morrison hopes having MS Dhoni by his side will make things easier for Kohli.”There is a lot of importance being played on Virat the leader of India in the World Cup in England, the home of cricket. Lot of spotlight on him as has been on any Indian captain of the 21st century.Having someone like MS Dhoni there as his predecessor. I love the way they can chat and react. They obviously have a great rapport also with coach Ravi Shastri in the picture. I think he has a great ally in MS Dhoni because we know what he used to produce as a captain in tough situations. That’s why I think India is tough to beat,” he says.Also Read | Virat Kohli setting standards that we thought could never be achieved: Rahul Dravidlast_img read more

first_imgStuttgart 0 Bayern Munich 1: Ulreich denies former club with last-gasp penalty save Rob Lancaster Last updated 1 year ago 00:31 12/17/17 Thomas Muller_cropped Getty Images Bayern Munich secured a narrow victory over Stuttgart at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, thanks to Sven Ulreich saving an injury-time penalty. Sven Ulreich returned to haunt former club Stuttgart as his injury-time penalty save secured Bayern Munich a hard-fought 1-0 win over Stuttgart.Ulreich – making his comeback from an adductor problem – kept out Chadrac Akolo’s spot kick after the video assistant referee had spotted a foul by substitute Niklas Sule on Santiago Ascacibar in a frantic finish at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.The late miss meant a 79th-minute strike from Thomas Muller – who, like Sule, was sent on in the second half – settled the game after Bayern had struggled to find a way past home goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Zieler produced a string of eye-catching saves as Bayern looked in danger of failing to find the net for the first time in all competitions since a 2-0 league defeat to Hoffenheim way back on September 9.However, super-sub Muller – as inspirational introduction with 25 minutes remaining – secured the reigning champions a fifth straight win in December and extend their advantage at the Bundesliga summit.With nearest rivals Schalke only able to draw at Eintracht Frankfurt, plus RB Leipzig not in action until Sunday, Jupp Heynckes’ runaway leaders now sit 11 points clear after their final match before the mid-season break in Germany.1-0 – @FCBayernEN win their 3rd staight BL game 1-0. The last time they did that was in 1983! Minimalists. #VFBFCB— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) December 16, 2017Ulreich – who came through the Stuttgart ranks before moving on in 2015 – proved to be the late hero, yet it was opposite number Zieler who was, unsurprisingly, the busier of the two goalkeepers in a battle between clubs at opposite ends of the table.The Germany international, who won the last of his six caps back in 2015, showed sharp reactions to keep out the in-form Robert Lewandowki’s curling effort from the left side of the area in the 21st minute.Zieler also came to Stuttgart’s rescue when Corentin Tolisso raced clear 10 minutes before the break, stretching out his right foot to keep out the Frenchman’s low attempt.Having posed a threat going forward in the first half, the home side struggled to retain possession after the break as Bayern turned the screw, patiently probing with their passing in search of a breakthrough.Both Kingsley Coman and Jerome Boateng, who went for precision and power respectively, saw long-range attempts spectacularly turned away by Zieler, as the away team’s frustrations forced them to try their luck from distance.Mats Hummels’ hopes of marking his 29th birthday with a goal disappeared when he was replaced by Sule, though it was another replacement in Muller who finally found a way beyond Stuttgart’s last line of defence.Picked out by Coman’s pass inside the area, the forward controlled the ball with his right foot before quickly firing home with his left, ending Zieler’s hopes of keeping a clean sheet as the ball squeezed inside the near post.James Rodriguez failed to convert a one-on-one-opportunity before late drama unfolded in added time. Sule’s careless hack was rightly punished by the VAR official, yet Ulriech guessed correctly to keep out Akolo’s kick and secure Bayern a third straight 1-0 triumph.They’ll never forget him in Stuttgart! #MiaSanMia #VfBFCB— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) December 16, 2017  read morelast_img read more

first_imgThis communication is to outline some information related to the TFA National Insurance Scheme. All affiliated bodies contribute either directly through the TFA managed states of Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory, or through New South Wales and Queensland Touch Associations in the major partner states.The policy renewal process for 2011 is near completion and we will be providing updated policy information summaries as it comes into operation in late January. While this communication will occur in due course, we felt it important to communicate the process for renewing Certificates of Currency’s at this point to allow preparations and communication to begin to occur.Please click on the attached document for more information.This article was first placed on the website on Friday, 17 December 2010.Related Files2011_renewal_of_certificates_of_currency-pdflast_img read more

first_img Georgia is a 13.5 point favorite against Notre Dame Georgia football QB Jake Fromm celebrating.(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Wisconsin is a 4-point favorite against Michigan Wisconsin fans pack the stadium to watch a game.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Michigan’s trip to Wisconsin might be the biggest game of the weekend in terms of the stakes. The Wolverines came into the 2019 season as arguably the favorite in the Big Ten. So far, though, Jim Harbaugh’s team has looked like anything but that.If Harbaugh is finally going to deliver a conference championship or College Football Playoff berth to Ann Arbor, he needs to win that game.Here are some of the other lines for Week 4’s biggest games:More notable college football openers from @CircaSports:Utah (-1.5, 56) at USCAir Force at Boise State (-9.5, 50.5)Washington (-6.5, 50.5) at BYULSU (-19, 58) at VanderbiltAuburn at Texas A&M (-2.5, 49)Oklahoma State at Texas (-6.5, 70.5)— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) September 15, 2019Week 4 can’t get here soon enough. A general view of Georgia's football stadium.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: A general view of Sanford Stadium during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers on September 29, 2018 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Las Vegas has released its initial betting lines for college football’s biggest games of Week 4.Week 4 of the 2019 college football season is highlighted by Georgia’s big home game against Notre Dame in Athens, Ga.Michigan is also traveling to Wisconsin for a major road contest in the Big Ten.Initial betting lines for those two games and some of the other big Week 4 games have been released.last_img read more

first_imgAll provincial government offices across Nova Scotia are closed as of noon today, March 26, due to the weather. -30-last_img

first_imgGovernment surplus equipment, including vehicles, furniture, electronics, and other items will be sold at auction on Saturday, Nov. 7, in Dartmouth. The auction will be held at 10 a.m., at the Auction Advantage warehouse at 11 Mount Hope Ave., Dartmouth. The items can be seen Friday, Nov. 6, from noon until 4 p.m., and on auction day between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. The auction will be conducted by Auction Advantage. Cash, debit, and credit cards will be accepted. A list of items, with photos, is available at . Revenue from the sale of surplus items goes to pay down the province’s debt.last_img read more

first_imgYARMOUTH, N.S. – Three Nova Scotia fishermen who were captured on video abusing and killing a seal pup on their boat have been handed hefty fines and a fishing prohibition.Prosecutor Alex Pink said Mark MacKenzie, the boat’s captain, was ordered to pay a fine of $7,500 and banned from fishing from Jan. 1, 2019, until June 30, 2019 — the most lucrative time for the groundfish fishery off Yarmouth.“It is a significant penalty and a groundfish prohibition is significant as well,” he said Wednesday from his office in Yarmouth. “That could be thousands and thousands of dollars that that person will not be able to earn.”Two other people on board also received fines.Jay Alexander Jenkins was fined $3,500, while Brendon Douglas James Porter must pay a fine of $2,500.A trial for the three was supposed to begin Tuesday in Yarmouth provincial court, but they pleaded guilty to a charge under the Fishery General Regulations relating to the release of incidental catch.Pink said it’s difficult to say how the sanctions compared to other cases because “it’s not something we see very often in this country.”The matter gained national attention last year when a video surfaced on Facebook showing a seal being taunted and prodded with a buoy, and being kicked amid laughter as one man suggests killing it while another talks of getting a machete.“I want to play tug-of-war with him,” one person can be heard saying in the video, which was obtained by CBC before it was deleted.The penalties follow intense public condemnation of the abuse and prompted responses on a local newspaper’s Facebook site, praising the judge but also saying they should have been handed stiffer sentences.“I believe they deserved a whole lot more than they got!!!!” wrote one woman on The Vanguard’s site.Another said: “So amazing to see this good outcome! Animal abuse like this is never OK under any circumstance.”Last February, federal Fisheries Department officials said the charges were laid after they were alerted to the video showing the mistreatment of the seal aboard a vessel off Yarmouth.The men have until Dec. 18, 2018, to pay the fines.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Ottawa minor football club Nepean Redskins bowed to pressure and agreed to change its name.The news comes weeks after a First Nation man filed a human rights complaint against the club, saying its name was racist and offensive.Ian Campeau, a member of A Tribe Called Red, spoke to APTN National News about his victory.last_img

first_imgAPTN National NewsA long, bitter legal battle between Canada and a group of Manitoba First Nations may be coming to an end.Tuesday, at a campaign stop in Winnipeg, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was asked about the Kapyong Barracks.As APTN’s Dennis Ward reports, his response is being welcomed by Indigenous leaders.dward@aptn.calast_img

first_imgShaneen Robinson-Desjarlais APTN National NewsA group of mothers and grandmothers from the Long Plans First Nation in Southern Manitoba are upset with their local child and family services agency.There are 11,000 children in care in Manitoba.90 percent of them are First Nations children under the care of various agencies across the province.These mothers and grandmothers want their leadership to step in and help deal with an agency they say is ignoring read more

The 11 people were arrested by Sudan’s National Security Service between 30 October and 3 November this year and have reportedly been held incommunicado since then.The Government has not specified the charges brought against them, provided them with access to legal counsel, or brought them before a judge to review the lawfulness of their detentions, Mohammed Chande Othman noted in a news release.“I am concerned that the arrests and detentions of these 11 persons may be linked to their legitimate activities in defense of human rights,” said Mr. Othman, who was appointed to serve as the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council.“Sudan has ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Covenant’s guarantees of freedom of expression and freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention are an integral part of the Bill of Rights of the Interim National Constitution of the Sudan,” he stated.The expert, who undertook his first fact-finding mission to the country in January, stressed that he remains concerned about the increasingly difficult situation for human rights defenders across the country, particularly during this crucial period in which Sudan prepares for its historic referendum on self determination for the people of Southern Sudan.That vote, scheduled to take place on 9 January 2011, is among the provisions of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which ended two decades of war between the north and the south. 17 December 2010An independent United Nations expert today called on the Sudanese Government to promptly bring 11 detained human rights activists and journalists before a court of law or release them immediately. read more

Secretary General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Carolyn McAskie yesterday urged the Transitional Government to support the Commission’s effective establishment and functioning, and offered the assistance of the UN Operation in Burundi (ONUB) in holding free, transparent and democratic polls.Last month, Ms. McAskie attended a meeting in South Africa of 31 Burundian political parties on forming a multi-party, power-sharing Government ahead of the elections.But serious tension between ethnic Hutu and Tutsi still roils the country of some 6 million people, with one rebel group, the Front National de Liberation (FNL), shunning peace talks and continuing guerrilla operations in the region around Bujumbura, the capital. The FNL claimed responsibility for the 13 August massacre of 160 Banyamulenge (minority Tutsi) refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).ONUB, created by the Security Council in May, will eventually total 5,650 military personnel and up to 1,000 national and international civilian staff. read more

Prince Harry with 95-year-old Wing Commander Tom Neil in 2015Credit:John Stillwell/PA The Duke of Sussex writes to Spitfire pilots He has previously met Mr Jones ahead of a special flypast to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, when he was supposed to be his passenger in a two-seater Spitfire.  The Duke of Sussex has written to Spitfire pilots to wish them luck on their “audacious attempt” to fly around the world, conceding he has “more than a tinge of jealousy” after learning of their adventure. The Duke, who flew Apache helicopters during his decade in the Army, reminded pilots Steve Brooks, 58, and Matt Jones, 45, to “have fun” in their record breaking round-the-world mission, as they took off from Goodwood in the 1943 aeroplane on Monday. The pair are attempting a mission they have called “The Longest Flight”, planning to fly a newly-restored original MK. IX Spitfire, named “Silver Spitfire”, around the globe in a world first. Over four months, 27,000 miles, 91 stages and 30 countries, the pilots plan to enter airspace no Spitfire has entered before in an astonishing restoration project to get the aeroplane that saw action in the Second World War before being grounded for 50 years flightworthy. In a letter sent to Mr Brooks and Mr Jones, the Duke sent a typed good luck message signed simply “Harry”, scribbling “And most importantly, have fun!” at the bottom in pen.  It will cross climates from the frozen plains of Greenland to the deserts of Saudi Arabia.A spokesman said the project would be a chance to “commemorate all who flew the Spitfire in all the countries we visit”, reuniting the aeroplane with “many countries that haven’t seen it since it played an important role in World War Two”. A two-year restoration project has seen a team of specialist engineers and enthusiasts focus on repairing rather than replacing original parts, across 24,500 man hours.A few modern elements, including iPads and parachutes, have been added, with a small support team due to follow the Silver Spitfire on its mission.  “I am sure this occasion will be equally, if not more so memorable for the both of you. “Your upcoming expedition will be an incredible feat of skill, endurance and engineering – no doubt supported by a dedicated crew. I send the whole team my best wishes for this great adventure.”In a handwritten post-script, on Kensington Palace headed paper, he added: “And most importantly, have fun! “All the best, Harry.”After taking off from Goodwood Aerodrome at 1.30pm on Monday, the Silver Spitfire was flown to Scotland where it will be escorted out of the UK by a Typhoon.  Highlights of the planned four-month trip will see it join the Red Arrows in Ottawa to fly by the Canadian Parliament, pass over the Grand Canyon, Mount Fuji, the Taj Mahal and “victory rolling” over the Giza pyramids, as well as visits to British embassies and High Commissions around the world. The Duke of Sussex writes to Spitfire pilots “There’s something about a Spitfire that curdles one’s blood [and] livens up any conversation.“I think that’s because it stands for the freedom of humanity. It says, ‘We can stand up and we can survive. We can win’.”    Sign up for our brilliant free newsletter, Your Royal Appointment, and get royal news and analysis sent straight to your inbox every Wednesday. Steve Boultbee-Brooks and Matt Jones at Goodwood AerodromeCredit:Heathcliff O’Malley rince Harry with 95-year-old Wing Commander Tom Neil in 2015 Steve Boultbee-Brooks and Matt Jones at Goodwood Aerodrome Ahead of take-off, Mr Jones said:  “I’m a bit nervous but excited to get going. It’s been a long time in planning and we’ve put a lot of work into this airplane.” Speaking to the Telegraph during preparations for The Longest Flight, Mr Brooks said: “It’s the most extraordinary thing that when a Spitfire flies over, people will run out of their offices and houses – young kids, women, men, everybody.  Then, Prince Harry gave up his seat at the last minute to allow Wing Commander Tom Neil, a Battle of Britain veteran who received the Distinguished Flying Cross twice, to take his place. “I am writing with more than a tinge of jealousy, to wish you the very best of luck ahead of your audacious attempt to circumnavigate the globe in our most iconic and evocative aircraft,” he said. “I still have vivid memories of flying in a Spitfire on my visit to Boultbee in 2014. To be a spectator of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast was truly special and an experience I’ll never forget.  read more

first_imgA controversial proposal to build a man-made residential island off the Northern Territory coast might have come to a muddy end after drilling failed to find any rock at the intended site.The plan by Top End developer Halikos Group for an “island residential concept” in Darwin Harbour, off Nightcliff Beach, first came to light in 2013 and was met with opposition from community groups and scepticism from others as to whether such a project could survive the Top End’s weather and tides.In 2014, the NT Country Liberal (CLP) Government granted John Halikos a five-year crown lease to explore the feasibility of building off the Nightcliff foreshore, leading to geotechnical drilling tests taking place about 200 metres offshore.Labor Member for Nightcliff Natasha Fyles criticised the 98-hectare lease, which she said was “granted without consulting the community, without a social impact analysis statement, without any environmental impact, [and] without consulting Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority”.In parliament, Northern Territory Planning Minister Dave Tollner said the plan was unlikely to go ahead after Halikos found only mud after its geotechnical drilling explorations.“They tell me what they’ve found with this technical drilling is mud. And more mud. And more mud. And more mud. But they haven’t actually struck rock anywhere,” he said.Mr Halikos told Neos Kosmos that he has not yet given up on the project. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgScotland’s Andy Robertson has set a target of entering the pantheon of Scotland greats by skippering the nation back to major tournament finals.The Liverpool defender was appointed as the captain of the Scottish men’s national football team this week by head coach Alex McLeish.The former Hull City man is delighted to join a roll of honour that includes icons like Billy Bremner, Archie Gemmill, Danny McGrain, Graeme Souness, Gary McAllister and Colin Hendry.“It’s a huge honour to be named Scotland captain,” he said, according to Daily Mail. “When the announcement was made, you look at all of the names that have captained this country.”“For me to go on that list, it’s a special list and I hope by the end of my captaincy that I’m mentioned in the same breath as them. Technically I am now, but I haven’t achieved anything that they have.”ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“There is still a long way to go but I’m hopeful that, when the time comes to hang up my boots, I can be included in the same sentence as some of the names that are on that list.”“What are my international ambitions as captain of Scotland? It has to be getting back to major championships. Too long has passed since we last qualified and the captains before me would have said the same thing.”“I spoke to Darren Fletcher and that was his biggest disappointment as Scotland captain – that he hadn’t managed to get us back to a World Cup or a European Championships.”“I don’t want that to be me. I want us to manage to get to a championship finals and I want to lead the boys out when we get there.”“Hopefully we can do it at the first time of asking. I think we have a great chance (of reaching Euro 2020).”last_img read more